PARKING in the CBD was on the agenda at a meeting between Shoalhaven Mayor Joanna Gash and businessman Lance Sewell on Friday morning.
They met at 10am in the mayor’s office with deputy major John Wells and other members of the Nowra CBD Parking Development Committee, in what Mr Sewell described as a “very positive” gathering.
“We were very happy with it,” Mr Sewell said.
“We are very grateful for the understanding the mayor and deputy gave to problem.
“We feel they are much more aware of parking difficulties in the Shoalhaven.”
Mrs Gash said she acknowledged Nowra needed more parking, but said a multi-level car park was not possible due to the underuse of the car park on Bridge Road.
While unable to give specifics of what was discussed during the meeting at this stage, Mr Sewell said he felt, “that it looks very good for the future of parking in Nowra”.
Mr Sewell also mentioned the Nowra CBD Parking Development Committee had received an encouraging response to its advertising campaign calling for comments from the public so far.
“We have been very buoyed with the response from the public,” he said.
“It has been very positive, with one exception and that was all.
“While we haven’t got figures yet, we feel the ad we put in has made everybody much more aware of the problems with parking and hopefully we can solve them to the betterment of the public and the future of the CBD.”